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Gluten-Free Summer Shrimp Pasta

This gluten-free summer shrimp pasta is the perfect special meal to jazz up a boring weeknight – plus it’s crazy good. I made this pasta last Tuesday and all of my boys ate it up. Husband went back for thirds and both little dudes had seconds, topped with lots of parmesan of course. Those kids freaking love cheese. For this recipe I used fresh summer herbs from my garden, the sweetest cherry tomatoes and honestly – organic frozen corn. It’s just easier. I could buy fresh corn from the market and cut it off the cob and all that, and you’re welcome to, but I didn’t. And it was still perfect and summery and delicious. Corn is like little kernels of delicious summer treats. My kids scarf down whatever I make as long as corn is present. Tips for this recipe: Save the juice after you cook the corn and…

Greek Chicken Kebabs Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Keto)

This Greek Chicken Kebabs Recipe features an easy fragrant herb & olive oil marinade, and charred veggies threaded between the juicy grilled chicken pieces! Low Carb, Keto, Paleo & Gluten-free. I could eat Greek food all day every day no problem. I love those bold, fresh, herby flavors and the fact that it is healthy but still tastes so flavorful. This Greek Chicken Kabobs recipe is one I have made a lot lately, especially since we started a weekly date night. Every Friday we make something that’s traditional in another country and if it were up to me, I would alternate between Mexico (hello, steak tacos and margaritas) and Greece. My favorite culinary destinations. This Greek Chicken Kebab recipe will save bbq season! As much as I love grilled chicken, let’s just admit that chicken breasts can be a little problematic. They can easily get dry and overcook within minutes, especially…

Summer Pasta Salad (Gluten-Free, Dairy Free)

This summer pasta salad is gluten-free, dairy free, easy to throw together and insanely delicious! It’s the perfect side dish for summer and goes great at a cookout or barbecue! I think I’ve come up with the most perfect pasta salad. Truth be told, I make a lot of pasta salad. It’s my summer staple. Anytime we’re invited to a cookout or if we’re hosting one, my husband inevitably says, “What are you making? Let me guess. It is f*cking pasta salad again?!” Don’t let him fool you. We love pasta salad. And he normally eats most of it. Also don’t be deterred by the f word. We think it’s funny to jab each other and have been doing so for nearly ten years. This is an Italian style pasta salad, minus the Italian dressing. Trust me, fresh herbs and good olive oil are SO MUCH BETTER. I like to…

82% Of Avocado Oil Is Rancid or Fake. Is Yours?

As a holistic nutritionist that focuses on ancestral eating, avocado oil has never been my favorite. Through and through, I’m an olive oil kind of gal. It is backed not just by thousands of years of use, but also by legitimate scientific studies that display its numerous benefits (see studies here). Avocado oil, on the other hand, is a relatively newer item. The FDA has not yet established standards for it, thus making it harder to identify brands that supply a less than stellar product. I recently discovered a study out of UC Davis that found that a whopping 82% of avocado oil on the market is either rancid or adulterated. But before we dive into that, let’s talk a bit about avocado oil itself. Is avocado oil healthy? Generally speaking, yes. Avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fat, more specifically is it made up of roughly 70% oelic acid.…

Anti-Stretch Mark Smoothie – How to Prevent Stretch Marks

Want to learn how to prevent stretch marks? Start with diet and nutrition! I drank this anti-stretch mark smoothie daily for preventing stretch marks during pregnancy effectively. It works from the inside out to keep you and your skin happy, smoothie, wrinkle-free and healthy! When I was pregnant, I was terrified of getting stretch marks like my mom. While there is nothing wrong with stretch marks and most women have them to dome degree, I was afraid of getting them. You see, my mom had the worst stretch marks from pregnancy. To this day, I’ve never seen anyone with worse stretch marks. They were long, thick, discolored and covered her from her belly button all the way around to her spine. She talked about how much she hated them constantly, and worse, how much she hated what pregnancy did to her body. So when we were thinking of getting pregnant,…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These fool-proof gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and so delicious you’d never know there was no gluten! My husband *loves* chocolate chip cookies. Like no shit, who doesn’t? But he takes it to another level. If I make these, the entire dozen is gone within 8 hours. It’s a real problem. This is why I don’t often make chocolate chip cookies. Because my cookie monster of a husband will devour them all. They look good though, right? I can’t really blame him. I have perfected these gluten-free chocolate cookies and it’s so easy to make using gluten-free or even paleo flours. Flour options: I use this blend of 1 to 1 gluten-free flour, but you could also use these: almond flourcashew flour1 to 1 grain-free paleo flour Sugar options: I use this coconut sugar, but you can use what you have or any of these: regular white…

Gluten and Dairy Free Charcuterie Board

I love a good charcuterie board and this one is gluten and dairy free! Recently, my husband got diagnosed with something called uveitis. Basically, his eyeballs are falling out of his head. Okay not actually. But he does have painful, weeping and very red eyes that make me not want to ever engage in eye contact with him. You’re probably wondering what this has to do with a charcuterie board. Our amazing family doctor suggested eliminating dairy, as it can be a trigger for certain eye issues. And you guys know I love a good charcuterie board, so I wasn’t going to let a lil’ no dairy stop me from making one. Plus, I have them about 17 times a week. Charcuterie makes up a significant part of my diet. If you’re wondering why it’s also gluten-free, that’s for two reasons. The first is that I don’t recommend gluten. If…

My Breast Fat Transfer Results

It’s officially been over three months since the procedure and here are the my breast fat transfer results – finally! In February, I decided to have fat transferred to my breasts. You can read about that more in depth here, but basically after nursing two kids – my boobs were pretty wrecked. They just had no shape and very little tissue. I researched breast implants, but after doing a deep dive, I decided they were completely unsafe and just not for me. So I ended up getting a fat transfer! How much was transferred and my cup size increase I saw Dr. Bednar, THE preeminent breast fat transfer doctor in the country. Dr. Bednar is known for his ability to create shape, increase retention rates and harvest fat off of very thin women. At the time of my surgery, I was an athletic 5’6 and 122 pounds. And a very,…

How To Combat Stress With Supplements + My Daily Anti-Stress Routine

Learn how to combat stress with over the counter anti-stress supplements and find out how to reduce daily stress with a healthy routine for a calmer, happier, and meaningful life every day. This whole pandemic, social isolation, quarantine situation has really amped up my stress levels lately. Not just mine, I think everyone is more on edge going through this. We’re out of our normal routines, some people are out of jobs and we’re all worried for our family members, friends, economy, and the world. It’s a lot to deal with! I have had a ton of practice over the years with combatting stress and navigating anxiety. And now is the time to pull all the tools out of the box to calm my nervous system. I’ve built structure, routine, and helpful supplements into my daily routine to combat stress. Normally I don’t need all of these, but it’s helpful…

10 Foods to Increase Breast Milk Production

Breastfeeding can be a challenge. While we see so much in the news and on social media telling us just how important breastfeeding is, there’s very little honesty about how hard it can be. Many breastfeeding mothers become discouraged and give up when their breast milk production is down. This is why I want to share 10 foods to increase breast milk production! I’m one of those mothers. I was too afraid to ask for help because I was embarrassed that I wasn’t just naturally producing all of the milk that other people seemed to be. However, when I finally got up the nerve to ask a friend about her breastfeeding journey, I learned that low milk production is rather common, and there’s plenty of ways to increase milk production. If your baby is properly latching and nursing or pumping as often as humanly possible, but you’re still not seeing the…